One of the best things about Indian summers is that it is the season of mangoes. Aam ka Panna or raw mango water is very commonly enjoyed to beat the heat during summers, and it is also my personal favourite. As a child, my friends and I used to climb trees to get hold of the raw mangoes and we would then relish it together. It is a tasty and healthy beverage which is bound to leave one feeling totally refreshed.
- Raw mango-1 medium size
- Dried mint leaf powder – 1/2 teaspoon (if not available,roughly chop 2-3 mint leaves into small pieces)
- Dry roasted and powdered Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Black salt (kala namak) – 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
Servings: 2 persons
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Peel the mango and cut it into pieces. Remove its stone/seed.
Boil the mango pieces in one cup of water in a pressure cooker (let it boil upto two whistles)
After some time, open the cooker. Take the lukewarm water with the mango pulp, squeeze in a plastic sieve/muslin cloth and strain through it into a bowl/container.
Now mix one and quarter cup of water in the strained mango water and add other ingredients. Adjust the quantity of water, cumin seed powder and salt depending on sourness of mango.
Refrigerate and serve chilled Aam ka Panna.
Tip: If you like sweet and sour taste, add one teaspoon sugar.